By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~
Earlier last week, Sony officially an¬nounced the long-awaited “Ghostbusters 3.”
Although this is spec¬tacular news for almost everyone — consider¬ing “Ghostbusters” has a massive fan-base — it doesn’t come without a number of foreboding circumstances.
Ivan Reitman, the director for the first two “Ghostbusters” films, is not returning to direct the third film.
However, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are currently being considered for the third film’s direction. This duo has been getting a lot of attention lately through their work on “21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie.”
Although nothing is con¬firmed, “Ghostbusters 3” would be in good hands if they were of¬fered the job. Reitman has agreed to produce, but likely will not be too involved.
Unfortunately, only one of the original cast members has showed interest in being a part of the sequel.
With Harold Ramis’ tragic passing not long ago and Bill Murray actively declining a part in the film, Dan Akyroyd seems to be the only member of the rag-tag ghostbusting team who wants to be involved in the new film.
The lack of interest leaves a lot of room for skepticism, especially regarding the creation of a new team of ghostbusters. This will make some happy, as it will breathe new life in an an¬tiquating franchise, and others furious.
With a sequel as controversial as this, not everyone will be happy, but it is important to keep an open mind. “Ghostbusters 3” is expected to start shooting in 2015 and is likely to hit theaters in 2016.